La pizza deliziosa

One of my all time favorite foods is a freshly baked pizza! The sight and smell of a beautiful pizza with melted cheese on it is just way too tempting. From my perspective a plethora of pizza chains have spoiled the fun. When I was a kid, we used to have a pizza maybe once a month. It was considered a delicious Italian specialty which my mother would bake when we needed a treat. The first time when I ever came to know about pizza was perhaps when we watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I remember being enticed into thinking what a delicious thing these turtles were eating. I think when things are made to look special they really look special. Our regular diet consisted of (and still does) flat-pan bread (roti) with stewed vegetables, meat, curries or pulao (rice). Once a month, a slightly different menu brought smiles on our faces. Adding to the international menu was our all time favorite Chinese rice, Pakistani style.

Getting back to my own pizza recipe, I can now claim to make a pizza as good as the ones we find in the famous pizza outlets- well, atleast thats what my husband tells me! 🙂 In reality, any dish should be made as simple and as natural as possible. Using readily available ingredients, pizza making is one of the best ways of utilizing food items that would otherwise end up in the bin. Kids usually don’t like vegetables so this is one way of making them eat vegetables.

Another ingredient that may make my pizza unique is the use of whole wheat flour. I really feel that it is way more healthier and better for kids digestion and overall health. So a whole wheat flour dough, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, vegetables or meat, black olives, mushrooms, pineapples, garnished with Italian herbs, does wonders! Of course, one can adjust the toppings to one’s own choice but most importantly it can be ready within 30 minutes provided the dough is ready and you have all your ingredients. So here’s to a dish which is simple, liked by millions, and easy to prepare.

Published in: on April 7, 2011 at 1:10 am  Leave a Comment  
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